Maoists fire on voters, target poll party during Jharkhand panchayat polls

There was no casualty in either of the two incidents, police sources said.

The Maoists opened fire in Parangir village under Bandhgaon block in West Singhbhum, but fled after the police and para-military  forces retaliated, West Singhbhum Police Superintendent of A K Singh told PTI.

In Chatra district, Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Rajpur village, minutes after a polling party crossed the area, SP Prabhat Kumar said.

The third phase of polling concluded at 3:00 pm. The panchayat elections are being held after a gap of 32 years. The earlier two phases were peaceful.

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